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Operations

The operations division is comprised of Patrol, Parking Enforcement, Youth Crime Prevention Officer, Community Resource Officers and the School Resource Officers.

Patrol is divided up into 4 teams and are located within the 6 zones in the city. The function of Operations Division is to deter and detect crimes within our city, to build meaningful relationships with those we serve, serve as mentors to our youth and serve as keepers of the peace.

Our mission is to protect life and property by proactive enforcement and foot patrols within our neighborhoods.

Contact Us

Address:
130 E. Liberty St.
Salisbury, NC 28144

Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333

File a Commendation

The Salisbury Police Department has a division directly responsible for tracking Officer conduct, both good and bad. The Professional Compliance Division (Internal Affairs) is comprised of two persons, Captain Brian Stallings, Administrative Commander, and Cpl. Russell DeSantis, Professional Compliance Manager. This division is responsible for taking commendation and complaint reports, investigating allegations of misconduct, managing employee policy compliance and records keeping.

To file a commendation:

  • Call (704) 638-5333
    1. Request a supervisor or someone from Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs)
    2. Provide your commendation
  • Visit the City's online Service Nomination Form
    1. Fill out the nomination form and submit.

Once a commendation is received a Blue Team (Police Department Internal Conduct Tracking Software) entry is completed and the report is forwarded to the employee’s supervisor.

Anyone can contact Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs) directly. Professional compliance has a direct phone number, (704) 638-5344, and email address, internalaffairs@salisburync.gov.

File a Complaint

The Salisbury Police Department has a division directly responsible for tracking Officer conduct, both good and bad. The Professional Compliance Division (Internal Affairs) is comprised of two persons, Captain Brian Stallings, Administrative Commander, and Cpl. Russell DeSantis, Professional Compliance Manager. This division is responsible for taking commendation and complaint reports, investigating allegations of misconduct, managing employee policy compliance and records keeping.

To file a complaint:

  • Call (704) 638-5333
    1. Request a supervisor or someone from Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs)
    2. Provide your complaint

To file a professional standards complaint:

Once a commendation is received a Blue Team (Police Department Internal Conduct Tracking Software) entry is completed and the report is forwarded to professional compliance for review and investigation assignment.

Anyone can contact Professional Compliance (Internal Affairs) directly. Professional compliance has a direct phone number, (704) 638-5344, and email address, internalaffairs@salisburync.gov.


2017 Annual Report

Rental Property Registration

Chief's Advisory Board Application

Melonie Thompson

Operations Division Captain

Melonie Thompson
(704) 638-2091
mgall@salisburync.gov


Biography

Captain Melonie Thompson is a 23-year veteran of the law enforcement profession. She is a graduate of McDowell High School in Marion, N.C. and graduated from Appalachian State University with a major in psychology, minor in criminal justice with a concentration in mental health. While attending ASU, she completed her internship with the Salisbury Police Department. She later attended RCCC, where she learned and became fluent in sign language.

During her tenure at SPD, she has served as a Patrol Officer, S.A.F.E. Team (Selected Areas for Enforcement targeting street level drugs and gangs, Patrol Sergeant, Patrol Operations Lieutenant (District Commander-North District), Special Operations Lieutenant (Traffic Unit, K-9 Unit, Special Events, Fleet), Captain of Operations (Traffic Unit, PIT, Extra duty, Grant Research, and Patrol Division, ABC Permits, Parade and Street Closure Permits, Precious Metal Permits manager.

Thompson holds the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Law Enforcement certifications by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Training & Standards Commission. Completed the Administrative Officers Management Program, International Association Chiefs of Police for the Women’s Leadership Institute Training. Graduate from the City of Salisbury’s inaugural City Manager’s Leadership Academy.


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